Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 7D MII vs Pentax K-r

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

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Pentax K-r

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Pentax K-r

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
105 ms shutter lag
 
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 109 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.56x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life Longer battery life 800 shots vs 470 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 854 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The 7D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/6000s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 22.9 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Overall image quality Better image quality 72.0 vs 66.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-r's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 125x97x68 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 105 ms vs 131 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Thinner 2.7" vs 2.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 598 g vs 860 g
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More than 30% lighter
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The K-r's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $483.83 vs $1,169.95
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The best price we've seen is $686 cheaper (2.4x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              7D:131 ms
              K-r:105 ms
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              7D:400 ms
              K-r:300 ms
              Thickness Thin Help
              7D:2.9"
              K-r:2.7"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              7D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              K-r:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              7D:17.9 MP
              K-r:12.2 MP
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              7D:66.0
              K-r:72.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              7D:854 ISO
              K-r:755 ISO

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,150 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $715 - $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $575 body only

              $650 - $779 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,690 - $1,899 body only

              $2,385 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,147 body only

              $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $3,120 body only

              $3,519 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Pentax K-r Competitors

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              Pentax K-x

              Pentax K-x

              Entry-level DSLR

              $735 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $433 - $550 body only

              $560 - $751 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Pentax K-500

              Pentax K-500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $576 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Thickness Thicker

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